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What Does Your $9 Movie Ticket Pay For?

Do You Know What Your $9 Movie Ticket Pays For?

Summer is the season for blockbusters, so it won't be surprising if you and I find ourselves forking over cash for a movie or two. Have you ever wondered what your money for those pricey tickets actually pays for? In its July issue, Money magazine breaks down the average $9 ticket for a typical movie with an all-star cast and uses Public Enemies as an example. Find out where your money goes when you take the quiz!

Do You Know What Your $9 Movie Ticket Pays For?

How much of a $9 movie ticket goes to the actors?

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cg130 cg130 8 years
Wow, I had no idea! TIckets are $10 where I live.
ch3ll3 ch3ll3 8 years
2/5 was expected from a person who guessed all the answers but $9 is alot I get the military discount
littlekaren littlekaren 8 years
WOW. I was under the impression that the theaters make next to nothing and they always moan that the only way they make money is concessions!! But according to this, almost half the admission price goes to them! I'll feel less guilty with those M&Ms in my purse this weekend.
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
Yep, symphonee. You probably went at night. At our movie theater, $9.75 per adult in the evening, so you'd get back .50 cents from a $20! I had always heard that the theater gets the smallest percentage back from the ticket sales, and that that's why the concession prices are so high, because they make hardly any money from the tickets themselves. So I was surprised to see the highest percentage goes to them!
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
We pay $6-7 for a matinee now. I don't even remember what the ticket price is for a regular show but I know the last time I went my boyfriend, he paid with a $20 and I think he got change back!
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
I like this quiz, but it seems like it would be so much easier to understand this if they did it with a $10 ticket - then we could look at it as simple percentages! :)
cjstraus cjstraus 8 years
Wow I did horribly! 1/4 I was shocked to see that the cinema gets about 1/2 the ticket price! It seems a little much to me
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 8 years
I buy my movie tickets at Costco. They're 7.50 a piece
marisaoswald marisaoswald 8 years
not many places do student discounts anymore, except on a random weeknight, like a tuesday :(
stargazer25 stargazer25 8 years
To add to that... that price is for where I'm at.. I wish they were only $9 for my area.
stargazer25 stargazer25 8 years
Tickets are typically $11 for a show @ night. Or $10 w/ student discount.
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